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ERIG: How Do I Apply for a Grant?

This page outlines the process for completing and submitting a grant application under the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program.

The TCEQ is now accepting applications for funding consideration under the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant (ERIG) Program. Applications must be received at the front desk, Rm. 1301, 1st floor of Building F on the premises of the TCEQ by no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, January 10, 2017.

Interested entities should review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA), RFGA Addendum No. 1, and ERIG Example Contract before completing and submitting the Application Forms.

Follow these steps:

STEP 1: Download and review copies of the RFGA and ERIG Example Contract.

  • Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) (PDF): The RFGA is the formal announcement of funding opportunities under the ERIG program, and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.
  • ERIG Example Contract (PDF): The ERIG Example Contract contains the terms and conditions which are the legal criteria that an applicant must follow if awarded a grant under the ERIG.

STEP 2: Download the ERIG Project Application Form. This form is required to be submitted by all applicants.

ERIG Project Application Form PDF Excel
Project Application
(TCEQ-10430)
PDF Excel

If using Excel, each of the sections for the ERIG Application Forms is on an individual Excel worksheet within the Workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each form.

In order to print all the pages located in the workbook, please follow these directions:
(1) Click on “File” (2) Click on “Print” (3) Under the “Print What” section, select “Entire Workbook”

The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).


STEP 3: Download the Supplemental Activity Application Form(s) for the applicant's project category.

ERIG Supplemental Activity Application Form PDF Excel
New Purchase or Lease of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment (fleet expansion)
(TCEQ-10430a)
PDF Excel
Replacement of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
(TCEQ-10430b)
PDF Excel
Repower of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
(TCEQ-10430c)
PDF Excel
Retrofits/Add-On Technology of Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment
(TCEQ-10430d)
PDF Excel
On-Vehicle Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure
(TCEQ-10430e)
PDF Excel
Refueling Infrastructure
(TCEQ-10430f)
PDF Excel
On-Site Electrification and Idle Reduction Infrastructure
(TCEQ-10430g)
PDF Excel
Rail Relocation and Improvement
(TCEQ-10430h)
PDF Excel
Supplemental Form 1: Stationary Equipment PDF Excel
Supplemental Form 2: Non-Road Heavy-Duty Equipment Used for Gas Recovery Purposes PDF Excel

If using Excel, each of the sections for the ERIG Application Forms is on an individual Excel worksheet within the Workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each form.

In order to print all the pages located in the workbook, please follow these directions:
(1) Click on “File” (2) Click on “Print” (3) Under the “Print What” section, select “Entire Workbook”

The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).


STEP 4: Download a copy of the W-9 Form.

The TCEQ requires applicants to complete the W-9 to certify their taxpayer identification number (TIN). The W-9 Form must be submitted with the Application Forms.


STEP 5: Download the appropriate Technical Supplement.

Technical Supplements contain the information necessary to complete emission reduction calculations. Technical Supplements are listed below by the vehicle or equipment type for which the applicant is applying for incentive funding.


STEP 6: Complete the Emissions Reduction Calculator using the information provided in the Technical Supplement.

Applications will be selected for funding on a competitive basis. A primary selection factor will be the amount of NOx emissions reductions projected to be achieved in the eligible counties by the project. The methodology and information that the TCEQ uses to calculate the NOx emissions reductions for each project are provided in the Technical Supplements.

For your convenience, Excel calculators are provided below to calculate the NOx emission reductions achieved by a project. Calculators are listed by the unit of measure used by the applicant to calculate annual usage. Annual usage will be measured by hours of operation for non-road equipment. Annual usage for on-road vehicles will normally be measured by mileage. However, for on-road vehicles that have a significant power-take-off operation, annual usage may be measured by fuel use.

Calculators

Retrofit Calculators

Note: Retrofit calculators are only for on-road or non-road retrofit activities using a percentage reduction factor.

In order to use the electronic calculator, please follow these directions: (1) Download the appropriate calculator and save to your computer. (2) Open the Calculator saved to your computer. (3) Click on the blue hyperlink titled “Worksheet OR-1” (Note: Depending on the calculator this may be listed as "Worksheet OR-2 (1)" or "Worksheet NR-1 (1)"on the summary worksheet.) (4) Enter the requested information using the Technical Supplement as a guide. (5) Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each activity included in the application. Continue entering information for “OR-2,” “OR-3,” etc. (6) Arrive at the amount of NOx emissions reductions projected to be achieved in the eligible counties.


STEP 7: Complete the application forms using the instructions in Appendix B of the ERIG RFGA.

Applicants must electronically complete and submit via regular or express mail two (2) original copies (signed in blue ink) of the following documents in order to be considered for eligibility:

Application forms submitted electronically will not be accepted. Completed Application Forms should be submitted via regular or express mail to:

Regular Mail
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section (ERIG), MC 204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Express Mail
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section (ERIG), MC-204
12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F
Austin, TX 78753

Questions on obtaining the RFGA and ERIG Example Contract, determining the eligibility of a project, or completing and submitting applications? Contact TERP staff to discuss.

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